- Genomics ×
February 6, 2023
Dr Declan Bradley takes us behind the scenes of his latest research 'How public health authorities can use pathogen genomics in health protection practice: a consensus-building Delphi study conducted in the United Kingdom' published in Microbial Genomics.
From the first detection of SARS-CoV-2 infection in humans, genomics was central to defining and understanding the threat posed by this emerging infectious disease. Pathogen genomics services grew to operate at a scale that was orders of magnitude greater than before the COVID-19 pandemic. Health protection services in public health authorities are responsible for surveillance and prevention of communicable diseases.
December 20, 2022
PhD candidate Vitalii Stebliankin goes behind the scenes of his latest research, 'A novel approach for combining the metagenome, metaresistome, metareplicome and causal inference to determine the microbes and their antibiotic resistance gene repertoire that contribute to dysbiosis' in Microbial Genomics, which introduces a novel approach to determine the microbes and their antibiotic resistance gene repertoire that contribute to dysbiosis.
November 30, 2022
Access Microbiology is an innovative sound science, open-research platform by the Microbiology Society. Today marks a major milestone for the platform with the first Version of Record published since the platform's launch in 2022.
Two of the paper’s authors, Stephen Garrett and Professor Tracy Palmer, share their thoughts on the new open platform and the process of publishing with Access Microbiology.
Bacterial genome annotation - handling and taking advantage of a multi-million protein sequence space
March 25, 2022
Oliver Schwengers, PhD student at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen takes us behind the scebes of his latest research 'Bakta: rapid and standardized annotation of bacterial genomes via alignment-free sequence identification' published in Microbial Genomics. Oliver discusses the analysis of microbial genomics data, resulting challenges and new approaches for the annotation of bacterial genomes for applications within the fields of microbial ecology and medical microbiology.
November 22, 2019
As part of World Antibiotic Awareness Week, we are continuing our New Antibiotics Needed blog series detailing the twelve pathogens thought by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to pose the greatest threat to human health. Next on the list is Streptococcus pneumoniae.
November 20, 2019
As part of World Antibiotic Awareness Week, we are continuing our New Antibiotics Needed blog series detailing the twelve pathogens thought by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to pose the greatest threat to human health.
October 21, 2019
Whole genome sequencing has revolutionised many fields of study, not least microbiology. In a short time, its use in research has significantly improved our knowledge of bacteria and viruses. Earlier this year, Carmen Sheppard hosted a workshop on whole genome sequencing of Streptococcus pneumoniae in a public health reference laboratory. This meeting was supported by funding from the Microbiology Society.
September 17, 2019
In March this year, James Provan, PhD student at the University of Glasgow was awarded a Research Visit Grant by the Microbiology Society. He used this grant to visit the lab of Dr Alice Pyne, expert in atomic force microscopy at University College London. Here, James describes his research and the findings he collected during his research visit to Dr Pyne's lab.